|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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- Newt Scamander: "So where would you say that a medium-sized creature that likes broad, open plains—trees—water holes—that kind of thing—where might she go?"
- Jacob Kowalski: "In New York City?"
- Newt Scamander: "Yes."
- Jacob Kowalski: "Plains? Ah, Central Park?"
- — Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski discuss the characteristics of Central Park.[src]
When trying to locate his escaped magical creatures in December 1926, Newt Scamander asked Jacob Kowalski where a "medium-sized creature" that liked "broad, open plains" including trees and water holes might go in the city. Jacob suggested that such a creature might go to Central Park. The pair arrived at the park to find it in chaos, Newt's escaped creature – a female Erumpent in estrus – having invaded the Central Park Zoo, letting several of the resident animals loose in the process. The two managed to recapture the Erumpent with great difficulty and destruction.
In December 1926, Uncle Edward, a usually calm poltergeist who haunted a New York family, had an angry outburst during a picnic in Central Park, hurling baked goods at passing No-Majs before "go[ing] AWOL." The incident was reported in the 6 December 1926 morning edition of The New York Ghost.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (First appearance)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)
- LEGO Dimensions
Notes and references
- "Central Park" on Wikipedia
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 47
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 51
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 54
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image)